Here, you’ll see my #ALSIceBucketChallenge video. I have to admit, at first, I was extremely skeptical of this challenge. I was a negative nancy who thought that silly videos of slacktivists wearing teeny tiny bikinis were just a stunt for attention, or an outlet for boredom. Never did I think that this “challenge” would actually help the ALS Association, and potentially help the tens of thousands of people in just the U.S. who have ALS. 

Boy, was I wrong. As of today, the challenge has raised about $15.6 million! Thanks to this social media campaign, the ALS Association has seen an incredible spike in donations, with the help of a little ice water and some funny, but also truly helpful videos. 

I hope this trend continues and helps dispel some of the negativity surrounding the challenge. Perhaps useful social media trends like this one can help support other charities out there as well. Keep challenging, keep donating

an introduction

So I’ve been a tumblr user for quite some time now…ever since my freshman year of college. Now that I’ve recently graduated, I decided that I’d like to try and keep up a (hopefully) regular blog, and one that consists of more than just reblogged pictures, quotes and whatnot. 

Instead, I’m going to take a shot at writing some posts about the things, people, places, foods and moments that I love. Let’s see how it goes :)